For as much success as Miles Bridges had as a freshman for Michigan State, he did so playing somewhat out of position. With Michigan State’s frontcourt decimated by injuries, Bridges played primarily out of the post as a freshman last season — making him, at 6-foot-7, a little undersized.
Linebacker Joe Bachie called Matt Coghlin “McLovin.”Coach Mark Dantonio referred to him as “McMuffin.”So, which one is it?”It’s both, it’s anything,” Coghlin, Michigan State’s redshirt freshman kicker said with a smile. “I really answer to anything.”
We should start with Miles Bridges here, shouldn’t we? Bridges is the NBC Sports Preseason National Player of the Year. He averaged 16.9 points, 8.3 boards, 2.1 assists and 1.5 steals while shooting 38.9 percent from three on more than five threes per game as a freshman.
LSJ columnist Graham Couch talks with Spartans quarterbacks coach Brad Salem about all things Brian Lewerke
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The annual event signifies the start of the season, even though it sits right between the start of practice and the start of the regular season. It brings out a thousands of students and fans, and sitting courtside will be a handful of top recruits.
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Miles Bridges walked out the door near the corner of Seventh Avenue and 32nd Street and looked up in the hustle and bustle of Thursday afternoon traffic. He’d been there before, at this legendary mecca, but his gaze turned into a giant smile. He froze on the sidewalk, staring at his own image splashed on a banner atop the entrance to Madison Square Garden. The Michigan State star, looking a little star-struck himself, took a picture. The kid from Flint, a basketball skyscraper in the heart of Manhattan. And he’s not even in the NBA yet. “It’s crazy, man,” Bridges said with a chuckle.
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It’s fitting that Miles Bridges was holding court in midtown Manhattan on Thursday at the Big Ten’s basketball media day. As his freshman season progressed at Michigan State last winter, most expected it would be the Flint native’s only season with the Spartans — even head coach Tom Izzo. But, as Izzo has said over and over, Bridges is not your typical superstar.
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No. 9 Michigan State men’s soccer hits the road to take on Northwestern on Friday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. (ET) at Lanny and Sharon Martin Stadium. The Spartans enter the pivotal Big Ten game with a 10-2-2 record overall and a 4-0-2 mark in league play. Northwestern is currently 5-9-0 overall and 1-5-0 in B1G action. This is the final regular-season road trip for MSU.
The Michigan State women’s swimming and diving team will take on the Fighting Illini in their first home meet of the season on Friday, Oct. 20. The meet will be held at the IM West Indoor Pool, and will begin at 4 p.m.
“I think we’ve had a good week so far preparing for the meet. We’ve improved each week and that’s the goal. It will be competitive and I’m looking forward to it,” head coach Matt Gianiodis said.
Michigan State running back LJ Scott was charged Wednesday in East Lansing district court for driving with a suspended license, according to online court records. He was arraigned in 54B District Court, pleaded not guilty and posted a $500 personal recognizance bond, records say. A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. on Nov. 2.
LJ Scott, Brian Lewerke and company pounded open a hole through a wall of haters and doubters. Now Miles Bridges wants to run through it. “I mean, [the football team], they’re undefeated in the Big Ten Conference,” the Michigan State men’s basketball star told Land of 10 Thursday at the conference’s media day at Madison Square Garden. “In some ways, we want to be like them. Because we were underlooked last year, and this year, we want to come out from the jump and just pounce on teams.”
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Closing in on her senior season at Northville High School, Jamie Cheslik went out in a most memorable way. Most players would be excited to know they won the state championship game, but for Cheslik, scoring the winning goal was just the icing on top of it all. Moments like these would only continue to happen for her, only now she would be representing the Green and White of Michigan State.
You read that right. Ryan Cole and Davey Segal bring you back to the Impact Izzone as the MSU basketball season approaches. They review the offseason and break down just how the team began to gain so much hype. They discuss their three things to watch and even add in an Izzone update.
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Michigan State cross country will run at the annual EMU Fall Classic on Friday, Oct. 20 in Dexter, Michigan. The women’s 5,000 meter race will begin at 4:30 p.m., and the men’s 5,000 meter race follows at 5 p.m, held at the Hudson Mills Metropark.
Dantonio made a vow of sorts when he said that he was going to take on the comeback process as if he were a first-year coach. “I’m going to take the approach that I’m going to get this fixed,” Dantonio said then. “And this will be fixed.”
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The first men’s basketball Coaches Poll of the season was released Thursday afternoon and it set up a likely early-season No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup. Duke opened at No. 1 and received 20 first-place votes while Michigan State is No. 2 with nine first-place votes. The two teams will square off on Nov. 14 in the Champions Classic at the United Center in Chicago.